Specifying the locale

Setting the internal system codeset

To set the internal system codeset, log in as root, invoke the International Settings Manager, and:

  1. Select Codeset from the Settings menu.

  2. Select the name of the codeset you want to use and click on OK.

  3. Reboot the system after exiting the International Settings Manager.
Codesets assign a value to each character in a character set. Changing the internal system codeset changes how each character in every file is interpreted.

NOTE: Changing the internal system codeset will dynamically change the list of the console codesets. The internal codeset is used as a primary selection upon which the secondary codeset depends. Therefore, the default console codeset might change if you change the internal system codeset selection.

Changing the internal system codeset also changes the list of available locales. It might also change the way that data previously in use on the system is interpreted. After selecting the internal system codeset you should review the device mappings and user locales under the Settings menu to ensure that the mappings set up for each device are still appropriate and that the language each user has selected is still supported by the system.

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